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The 2010 Fall/Winter United Bamboo runway show was held Saturday morning at the Altman Building.  Running almost forty-five minutes behind schedule, the lights finally dimmed and the show began.

As a whole, the new collection was very classic and tailored.  Designers Miho Aoki and Thuy Pham primarily used a neutral color palate of black, white, and gray.  A few print dresses and tops crept into the mix, breaking up similar styled-garments.

One highlight of the show was the wild hair worn by the models.  Curly-haired myself, I appreciated this different and unorthodox approach to hair styling.  Unfortunately, I did not feel that the trendy hair and make-up properly reflected the overall feel of the collection.

I do enjoy Miho and Pham’s ability to create well-constructed garments that are wearable in everyday life.  Although many of the tailored knee-length skirts are not too fashion-forward, their woolen coats and knit sweaters are both wearable and unique in design.  Architectural lines and asymmetrical shapes make each piece more interesting.

Japanese-born and F.I.T. graduate Miho Aoki founded United Bamboo in 1998 along with fellow Vietnamese-born designer Thuy Pham. Fall 2004 marked their debut runway show and the team’s popularity among fashion insiders and consumers has continued to grow in recent years.

– Megan Eileen McDonough

Photos via NYMag.

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